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Textbook of Applied Psychoanalysis


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Part I: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Understanding of Mankind

CHAPTER ONE Anthropology Robert Paul CHAPTER TWO Religion James Lomax and Nathan Carlin CHAPTER THREE Philosophy Douglas Kirsner CHAPTER FOUR History Henry Zvi Lothane CHAPTER FIVE Large Group Identity Vamik D. Volkan CHAPTER SIX Minorities Salman Akhtar CHAPTER SEVEN Community and Community Psychoanalysis Stuart W. Twemlow Part II: Psychoanalysis, Biology, and the Human Body CHAPTER EIGHT: Evolutionary Psychology Kathryn Baselice and J. Anderson Thomson, Jr. CHAPTER NINE Medicine Julian Stern CHAPTER TEN Neuropsychoanalysis Charles Fisher and Richard Kessler CHAPTER ELEVEN Sports Michael Brearley Part III: Psychoanalysis and Societal Turbulence CHAPTER TWELVE Poverty Neil Altman CHAPTER THIRTEEN Migration Salman Akhtar CHAPTER FOURTEEN Race, Ethnicity, and Inter-Group Conflict Ricardo Ainslie CHAPTER FIFTEEN Prejudice Salman Akhtar CHAPTER SIXTEEN Terror and Terrorism John, Lord Alderdice CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Childhood trauma Steven Marans CHAPTER EIGHTEEN School Bullying Stuart W. Twemlow, Frank C. Sacco, and Tanya Bennett CHAPTER NINETEEN Violence James Gilligan Part IV: Psychoanalysis and Social Praxis CHAPTER TWENTY Education Jonathan Cohen CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Consultation to Organizations William Myerson, Harriet Wolfe, Larry Hirschhorn, Daniel Myerson, and Ernest Fruge CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Health Policy James C. Pyles and Robert L. Pyles CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE Negotiation Kimberlyn Leary CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR Prevention in Mental Health Henri Parens, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber and Karl-Heinz Brisch CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE Cyberpsychology John Suler Part V: Psychoanalysis and Fine Arts CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Painting Mary Wright CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Sculpture Harvey Giesbrecht CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Photography Joseph Lichtenberg CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE Architecture Bethany J. Hamilton, Elizabeth Danze, and Stephen M. Sonnenberg CHAPTER THIRTY Poetry Eugene J. Mahon CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE Fiction Stanley Coen Part VI: Psychoanalysis and Performing Arts CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO Music Julie Jaffee Nagel CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE Theatre Jill Savege Scharff CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR Dance Ann Smolen CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE Cinema Bruce Sklarew

About the Author

Salman Akhtar, MD, was born in India and completed his medical and psychiatric education there. Upon arriving in the USA in 1973, he repeated his psychiatric training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then obtained psychoanalytic training from the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, he is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has authored, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications including books on psychiatry and psychoanalysis and several collections of poetry. He is also a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Salman Akhtar received the Sigourney Award in 2012. Stuart W. Twemlow, MD is medical director of the Hope Program, director of the Peaceful Schools and Communities Project of the Child and Family Program, the Menninger Clinic; professor of psychiatry of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; and faculty member of the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute.


International Acclaim!

Akhtar and Twemlow's Textbook of Applied Psychoanalysis is an original, courageous and extremely useful volume for psychoanalysts and non- psychoanalysts alike. They have brought together forty four distinguished contributors to tackle a wide variety of topics. These experts elucidate the customary concerns of applied psychoanalysis such as fiction, painting, sculpture, music and photography and also explore contemporary issues including migration, poverty, terrorism, cyber -psychology, and inter-ethnic conflict. This is an important book indeed.

Marilia Aisenstein (France)

This wonderful collection of essays creates new bridges between psychoanalysis and other cultural fields while assuring that the conceptual traffic remains interdisciplinary and bi-directional. The innovative and openminded vision of its editors, the unexpected variety and broad range of areas covered, and the scientific prestige of the contributors will deservedly attract and influence a wide international readership.

Stefano Bolognini (Italy)

At last we have the definitive book on the psychoanalytic understanding of diverse cultural phenomena and vexing social issues. In covering an astonishing range of themes - from fine and performing arts to biology, from human sciences to society and politics - this encyclopedic volume becomes an invaluable guide for everyone who wants to know what the best of contemporary psychoanalysis has to offer outside the clinic.

Sudhir Kakar (India)

This book is an all-encompassing attempt to apply the conceptual tools of psychoanalysis to enhance our understanding of various cultural and sociopolitical aspects of human life. It is unique since it is firmly anchored in psychoanalytic theory and yet exemplifies a genuine effort at interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a timely and highly relevant book for all.

Ilany Kogan (Israel)

Salman Akhtar and Stuart Twemlow have created much more than the most complete volume about psychoanalysis and its contributions to the arts, literature, neuroscience, the social sciences, and critical social issues facing humankind today. They make the overdue case that psychoanalysis has much to offer and learn from other fields while enriching its own unique set of ideas. Readers will be in awe and feel grateful.

Mark D. Smaller (United States)

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